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4.6 CONTINUOUS DISSERTATION REGISTRATION FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS
Once a student has met the requirements for admission to candidacy, received approval for the dissertation research proposal, or initiated enrollment in 699 (dissertation research for a doctoral degree), the student must pursue completion of the dissertation without interruption by enrolling each fall and spring semester of the academic year for at least 3 hours of dissertation research. Summer enrollment for 699 Dissertation Research is expected if the student is working on the dissertation and using any University facilities or resources, including faculty time.
The continuous registration
requirement is applicable whether or not the student has submitted
for Admission to Candidacy form.
The only exception is for DMA students who complete a document
rather than a dissertation. DMA students may register for one
hour of document research during a semester but must maintain
continuous enrollment. A PhD student must have completed a minimum
of 24 hours of dissertation research credits upon completion of the
dissertation. An EdD student must have completed a minimum of 12
dissertation research credits upon completion of the dissertation.
The amount of dissertation research for which a student enrolls in
any given semester should be commensurate with the progress a
student is expected to make on the dissertation, as well as
reflective of the extent to which University facilities and faculty
time are invested in the proposed activities.
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